Jann Arrington-Wolcott is a former magazine writer and editor who specialized in travel and feature articles, as well as celebrity profiles. A third-generation New Mexican who was raised on a cattle ranch near the Mexican border, Wolcott’s fiction and non-fiction reflect her love for the Southwest.
Ricardo Caté of Kewa (Santo Domingo Pueblo is the most prominent Native American cartoonist working today. His immensely popular cartoon “Without Reservations” is published daily in the Santa Fe New Mexican and explores the irony and poignant humor found in the Native American experience of living in dominant culture. Caté is the only Native American cartoonist whose work is carried by a daily mainstream newspaper. In addition to being a cartoonist, Caté is also a filmmaker, teacher and standup comedian.
Lynn Cline has, for more than a two decades, written about literature, fine art, performing art, film, music, New Mexico history, travel and food for a host of publications. For more than a decade, she served as the The Santa Fe New Mexican’s food editor, restaurant reviewer, literary editor, and staff writer reporting on arts and culture, music, performance art, travel, the outdoors, politics, daily news, historic houses, real estate, and art and culture.
William deBuys is a writer and conservationist, and the author of nine books, which range from memoir and biography to environmental history and studies of place. A native of Maryland, he attended the University of North Carolina, where he was graduated with highest honors in 1972. Soon afterwards, the writer and social critic Robert Coles brought him to New Mexico as a research assistant, initiating deBuys’s deep relationship with the cultures and landscapes of the Southwest.
Dan Flores is a writer who presently lives in the Galisteo Valley outside Santa Fe, New Mexico, and is A. B. Hammond Professor Emeritus of the History of the American West at the University of Montana-Missoula. He is the author of ten books on aspects of western US history. His essays on the environment, art, and culture of the West have appeared in numerous newspapers and magazines and he has received many honors and awards.
Deborah Madison is revered for bringing vegetarian cooking to a wide audience, including non-vegetarians, and is a bestselling author, with book sales of more than 1.2 million copies. She is the award-winning author of 13 cookbooks. She is well known for her simple, seasonal, vegetable-based cooking. She got her start in the San Francisco Bay Area at Chez Panisse before opening Greens. In 1994, Madison received the M.F.K. Fisher Mid-Career Award from Les Dames d'Escoffier and in 2016 she was inducted into the James Beard Foundation Cookbook Hall of Fame.
David Morrell is the award-winning author of First Blood, the novel in which Rambo was created in 1972. First Blood has never been out of print and Rambo went on to become one of the five most identifiable thriller characters of the twentieth century, with Sherlock Holmes, Tarzan, James Bond, and Harry Potter. In a career spanning four decades, Morrell has written 44 books including numerous series, 3 comic books, and 7 non-fictions.
James McGrath Morris is a noted author of biographies and narrative nonfiction. Morris has written extensively for newspapers and magazines, as well as some academic journals. Prior to becoming a full-time writer, Morris spent a decade as a journalist, a decade working in the book and magazine business, and a decade as a high school teacher. He co-founded Biographers International Organization (BIO), a non-profit organization founded to promote the art and craft of biography, and to further the professional interests of its practitioners.
Gene Peach is an advertising, editorial, and fine arts photographer based in Santa Fe, NM. His New Mexico photos are published internationally and his portrait and commercial photography appears regularly in US magazines and books. His photographs have been featured on more than two hundred publication covers.
Hampton Sides is best known for his gripping non-fiction adventure stories set in war or depicting epic expeditions of discovery and exploration. He is the author of four bestselling histories. Hampton is editor-at-large for Outside and a frequent contributor to National Geographic and other magazines. His journalistic work, collected in numerous published anthologies, has been twice nominated for National Magazine Awards for feature writing.
Priscilla Stuckey is a writer and spiritual counselor with a passion for reconnecting people with nature, including their own natures. Priscilla received a PhD from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA, in religious studies and feminist theory. She has taught humanities and writing in the graduate programs of Prescott College, and Naropa University. A longtime book editor and writing coach, Stuckey has worked with major publishing houses and writers in North America and abroad. In Oakland she founded an urban creek–based land trust and led creek cleanups and restoration projects. In Boulder she cofounded a local rights-of-nature group.
Robert Wilder is the author of two critically acclaimed books of essays both optioned for television and film, as well as Young Adult novel. He has published essays in numerous magazines and has been a commentator for national and regional radio programs.